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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 A4o

    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $51.21 (102.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $75.20 (150.4 bb)
      UTG: $50 (100 bb)
      MP: $20.25 (40.5 bb)
      CO: $76.26 (152.5 bb)
      BTN: $29.14 (58.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A 4
      4 folds, SB raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1

      Flop: ($3) 4 2 Q (2 players)
      SB bets $1.75, Hero raises to $6, SB folds


      SB 23/19 675 hands
      SB steal 58%
      foldto3bet 43%, 4bet 24%
      cbet F/T 59/45
      foldCbet vs raise 75% (3/4)
      AFq F/T/R 42/50/35
      wtsd 26%


      Is it a good hand to put into our bluffraising range? I thought that my pair is too weak to go to showdown and win very often, and I have the A as a blocker plus backdoor equity (and my pair + backdoor straightdraw + overcard gives me extra equity).
  • 7 replies
    • Holy93
      Holy93
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.06.2011 Posts: 863
      Do you think we need a raising range on a Q42s board? I'm not sure. What value hands would you raise here? Do you call with 44-22 vs SB? The hand itself is good for bluffing tho.
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Originally posted by Holy93
      Do you call with 44-22 vs SB?
      As I'm not 5bet bluffing them, so yes, I'd call.
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey duder1n0,

      Preflop flat is fine. Would consider 3betting with lower playability hands like A4o though.

      Love the flop raise. Hand is gonna be a little weak to face a turn barrel so better as a bluff than a bluff-catcher. Think $5.25 is fine.
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Originally posted by w34z3l
      Would consider 3betting with lower playability hands like A4o though.
      Thanks. Yeah, I agree, and I'd 3bet A2o-A5o "by default", but he hates folding to 3bets, 4bet bluffs, and calls a lot, even oop, and I thought it's better to play postflop in a single raised pot, than in a 3bet pot, or raise/folding to a 4bet.
    • Holy93
      Holy93
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.06.2011 Posts: 863
      What do you guys think about raising flops bvb we otherwise (in other positions) wouldn't. Like K73s with some BD draw hand like in this one above? Shouldn't we expect lots of rebluffs, because we don't rep much value hands?
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Originally posted by duder1n0

      Thanks. Yeah, I agree, and I'd 3bet A2o-A5o "by default", but he hates folding to 3bets, 4bet bluffs, and calls a lot, even oop, and I thought it's better to play postflop in a single raised pot, than in a 3bet pot, or raise/folding to a 4bet.

      Yeah, exactly, if he doesn't fold to 3bets ever then not really much point in bluffing. Just take a flop in position.
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Originally posted by Holy93
      What do you guys think about raising flops bvb we otherwise (in other positions) wouldn't. Like K73s with some BD draw hand like in this one above? Shouldn't we expect lots of rebluffs, because we don't rep much value hands?
      Think it's a common misconception that you shouldn't bluff-raise dry board. Mathematically dry boards are the best to bluff-raise.

      Vs a good player it's true you may run into issues where you rep nothing. However your opponent would also need to know you well enough to give you credit for understanding how you should play your value hands.

      Like, just because a fish raises the K72r board, doesn't mean he doesn't have a set.